The reason for taxation would be to discourage massive colonization of I.T. space, which is probably not wanted; and is probably what the FIC would do if not monitered properly. But I see the point of the empires having no say on the I.T. , so I improved FIC description. Reread it, and tell me what you think of it now, and if it's improved.
Oh, and I say I like the doomsday idea, along with a small mix of 'The 12'